Category: Pietro Cottone

Impulsivity a Risk Factor for Food Addiction, Study Says

Boston Magazine “Hub Health Blog” Pietro Cottone, School of Medicine Remember the “you can’t eat just one” potato chip commercials? Well, it turns out that advertising campaign may have been on to something. Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have discovered that impulsive behavior, such as eating that whole bag of chips, may not be something that is […]

Could Impulsive Behavior Lead To Food Addiction?

Huffington Post Pietro Cottone, School of Medicine There’s a well-established link between impulsive behavior and addiction in scientific literature, but which came first: impulsiveness, or the addiction? While the question poses a difficult research challenge in humans, scientists from the Boston University School of Medicine believe that in rats, at least, impulsive behavior precedes food addiction… Expert […]